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I’m a little late for the hysteria surrounding The Hunger Games novel and the trilogy, but hey, better late than never eh?

I’ve just finished reading the book in time for the theatrical debut in the US (tomorrow).  You would assume there is little to do with food in this tale by the title.  Well, there is.  And I was inspired by the book to create this menu.  It helped to have started my garden early this year thanks to the very mild winter and spring rain.  The garden is my forest, where we begin.

Wild Tame Green Salad

Picked from the yard, the delicate baby greens are the only bit of color a starving family sees at times.  Spring gives strawberries, a sweet relief after a bitter cold winter.

  • garden sprouts of rocket, dandelion buds and leaves, chives, cilantro, mint, pea tendrils, and radish leaves
  • goat cheese
  • pansy petals, geranium bud and petals
  • strawberry

Lamb Stew over Potatoes

Part of the lavish spread for the Tributes in preparation for the Games.

Tender meat and aromatic gravy over fluffy potatoes.

Fruit Bread

To include a hint of the baker’s son, a bread made with dried apricot and currants (sans nuts due to allergies).

The next two books are on my list, I’m sure they will be just as good as the first in the trilogy.

May the odds be ever in your favor!

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